Category: Current Affairs

CBI to Charge Mayawati for Illegal Wealth

The CBI informed the Supreme Court that there was a fit case for prosecuting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati. In an affidavit filed before the court the CBI said it has clinching evidence against Mayawati and dismissed the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal’s decision that the disproportionate assets of Mayawati were gifts received by her.

Five Judges Suspended for Cheating

In what is a major embarrassment for the judiciary touted to be the third arm of Indian democracy, five judges were caught cheating in an examination hall prompting the Andhra Pradesh High Court to place them under suspension on Wednesday.
The five judges were appearing for their LL.M. examinations conducted by Kakatiya University at the Arts College in Warangal.

Faked Divorce for a Flat

Revealing to what extent people can go to get a flat in Mumbai, a woman produced a fake divorce document in order to get a 3BHK Mhada flat in Versova. The matter came to light when another person who failed to get a flat exposed the lie.
A resident of Bandra produced a “Divorce Deed” to prove that she was estranged from her husband and therefore eligible for the flat. However, it was pointed out that the applicant continued to live with her husband and that the ‘Divorce Deed’ was a fraud.

Direct Taxes to Benefit Tax Payers

The cabinet has approved the Direct Taxes Code Bill which is likely to be tabled in the Parliament during the current session and is expected to bring relief to tax...

Aptitude Test to Replace Prelims

Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Mr. Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday informed the Rajya Sabha that the government had agreed to introduce Civil Services Aptitude Test to...

Mother’s Centenary

The celebrations of the Centenary of Mother Teresa began today at Kolkata with a mass celebrated at Mother House, the global headquarters of the congregation of Missionaries of Charity, established by Mother Teresa.
Born in Albania, Mother Teresa took up Indian citizenship and was hailed as a living saint for her work amongst the destitute of the world but mostly amongst the poor and unwanted like lepers and orphans in Kolkata. She also did path breaking work amongst the HIV positive.

Nuclear Liability Bill Gets LS Nod

Stooping to conquer, the Government adopted the amendment tabled by Opposition BJP to drop the contentious provision of “intent” and got the Nuclear Liability Bill passed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
The Lok Sabha passed the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damages Bill 2010 by a voice vote after rejecting an amendment moved by the CPM seeking to fix the liability cap on suppliers at Rs. 10,000 crore instead of the Rs. 1,500 crore proposed.

Judge dismissed for paying less fare

The Supreme Court has admitted a petition filed by P N Bavishi who was dismissed as Chief Judicial Magistrate in 1988 for paying Rs. 65 less towards the taxi fare while on a private visit with his family. The petition has been admitted before the Supreme Court bench comprising of Justices J M Panchal and C K Prasad.
Mr. Bavishi had joined the judicial service in 1963 and was posted as Chief Judicial Magistrate at Junagadh in 1981. During this time, he took his family on a visit to different places in the city and the taxi bill came to Rs. 120. However, the taxi operator complained to the High Court that Mr. Bavishi had paid only Rs. 55 towards the fare.

BU gets windfall from ex-student

Mr. Asit Koticha, Chairman and founder promoter of the ASK Group, who graduated from Podar College of Bombay University, has donated a whopping Rs. 32 crores to the university to set up an international convention centre and a school of philosophy.
Although this is the largest private donation received by the university, it falls short of the estimated Rs. 100 crore required for the international convention centre, but Mr. Koticha has promised to rope in some other philanthropists to achieve the target.

Judge’s sons get plots without bidding

Some controversial orders of the Delhi High Court with regard to the 2.70 acre property at Sikandra road in Lutyen’s Delhi, helped the two sons of a former Chief Justice of India, along with their partner to purchase the property estimated to be worth around Rs. 122 crores.
The company BPTP that purchased the property belongs to Chetan and Nitin Sabharwal, sons of former Chief Justice of India Y K Sabharwal, along with their partner Kabul Chawla.